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Impact Hub King's Cross
Join us for the final celebration of Impact Hub King's Cross' Feeding the City Start Up programme!
Over the course of a year, 8 inspiring teams have worked hard to develop sustainable, socially conscious food enterprises. Help celebrate our 2019 cohort as they pitch their early stage businesses to a panel of (friendly) dragons, made up of experts in the social enterprise and food sector.
As the world becomes more urban, how do we create a more sustainable food system that is equal and fair to all?
Find out how these changemakers they are tackling problems in our food system, while doubly addressing issues in their communities.
Leave with new knowledge of about the UK's food system and ways you can help enact change for good!
6.00 pm- Registration and Welcome Drink
6.15 pm- Overview of Feeding the City Programme
6.30 pm- Pitches and feedback!
8.15 pm- Winners announced
8.30 pm- Canapes and networking
Feeling inspired to start your own sustainable food start up? Looking to scale an existing one? Come along and speak to our team about next year's sustainable food programmes.
You will be hearing from:
Blackbird's Micro Bakery (Birmingham): Our mission is to create an environmentally sustainable, ethical bakery that works within the community providing training to help people get into employment. We will provide high quality, traditionally-made bread and cakes using locally sourced and socially responsible ingredients in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.
Brighton Food Factory (Brighton): Brighton Food Factory will produce tasty, healthy, affordable meals at scale, using local suppliers. We will build a food brand for the city, owned by its residents, addressing urgent issues such as poor nutrition, school holiday hunger, poor diets from homelessness. We believe everyone has a right to good food!
The Cooking Club (Inverness): Healthy, affordable home-cooked food for everyone! The Cooking Club provides meal kits and classes specially designed for people with disabilities. The kits will include the ingredients to enable individuals to make healthy meals easily. People can gain work experience by working with us to prepare the meal kits.
Kina Mama (London): Kina Mama provides positive lifestyle changes through food and sisterhood. We are a catering and home delivery service of healthy organic food to new mums (postnatal and breastfeeding) in North Kensington and Chelsea. "We believe it takes a village to raise a child" and we are here to offer our help and service.
Ruby & Grace (London): We make make scrumptious plant-based food from African plants and botanicals, while providing training and employment support for women. Every product sold contributes to empowering a woman in London and our farmers(mostly female) and set them on a path to financial independence.
Sisterwoman Vegan (London): Sisterwoman vegan is a travelling community kitchen aiming to make veganism more accessible to the Black community in London. Our Afro-Caribbean meal prep and soul food catering service pairs with an interactive website with recipes, tips and other resources, as well as community food education classes, workshops and events.
Tigermylk (Bristol): Tigermylk is a new kind of dairy-free milk, done in a traditional way – using reusable glass bottles. It is made from tigernuts, a tuber that has a great nutritional profile and can be grown in the UK. Tigermylk aims to be a zero-waste food system; no disposable packaging, and with all leftover pulp turned into a breakfast cereal called Tigerbites.
Urban Farm Shop (Leicester and Leeds): The Urban Shop mission is to provide a secure route to market for local producers and ethically sourced food. We will open a convenience retailer with this ethos, attracting busy city residents through a high quality freshly made food to good offer.
Join us to learn more about the growing sustainable food enterprise sector and connect with inspiring individuals who are leading the way!
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